Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy


Though she was Canadian, Sarah Emma Edmonds fought for the Union during the Civil War. She adopted the name Franklin Thompson while traveling. Disguised as a man, she enlisted and began a career as a nurse, courier and spy (if you believe her memoir).

Sarah Emma Edmonds, disguised as a man to serve in the Civil War.

Topics in this Podcast: American history, American Civil War, women, Canadian history, women in medicine, nurses, biographies, 19th century, U.S. civil war, U.S. history